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Title: Tc-99m pyrophosphate myocardial scanning in Chagas' disease

Abstract

Chagas' disease is a serious protozoan infection affecting up to 20% of populations in some endemic areas. Myocarditis and cardiomyopathy occur in 50% of patients who go on to develop chronic Chagas' disease. We have studied a patient with no overt cardiac symptoms who revealed intense myocardial uptake of Tc-99m pyrophosphate. The significance of this finding in relation to early detection and progress of therapy is explored.

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5842656
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Nucl. Med.; (United States); Journal Volume: 22:4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; INFECTIOUS DISEASES; DIAGNOSIS; INFLAMMATION; MYOCARDIUM; SCINTISCANNING; TECHNETIUM 99; DIAGNOSTIC USES; ISOMERIC NUCLEI; PATIENTS; PHOSPHORIC ACID ESTERS; PROTOZOA; ANIMALS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; ESTERS; HEART; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; INVERTEBRATES; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MICROORGANISMS; MUSCLES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS; ORGANS; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; SYMPTOMS; TECHNETIUM ISOTOPES; USES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 550601* - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics; 560171 - Radiation Effects- Nuclide Kinetics & Toxicology- Man- (-1987)

Citation Formats

da Rocha, A.F., Meguerian, B.A., and Harbert, J.C. Tc-99m pyrophosphate myocardial scanning in Chagas' disease. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
da Rocha, A.F., Meguerian, B.A., & Harbert, J.C. Tc-99m pyrophosphate myocardial scanning in Chagas' disease. United States.
da Rocha, A.F., Meguerian, B.A., and Harbert, J.C. Wed . "Tc-99m pyrophosphate myocardial scanning in Chagas' disease". United States.
@article{osti_5842656,
title = {Tc-99m pyrophosphate myocardial scanning in Chagas' disease},
author = {da Rocha, A.F. and Meguerian, B.A. and Harbert, J.C.},
abstractNote = {Chagas' disease is a serious protozoan infection affecting up to 20% of populations in some endemic areas. Myocarditis and cardiomyopathy occur in 50% of patients who go on to develop chronic Chagas' disease. We have studied a patient with no overt cardiac symptoms who revealed intense myocardial uptake of Tc-99m pyrophosphate. The significance of this finding in relation to early detection and progress of therapy is explored.},
doi = {},
journal = {J. Nucl. Med.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 22:4,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1981},
month = {Wed Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1981}
}